Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor at the Bussola Instiute gave a talk on “The United States and Saudi Arabia: An Assessment“ at the 25th Strategic Planning and Analysis Seminar of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The seminar was held under the heading of the “The United States in the Middle East: Current and […]

The Bussola Institute with Dr. Mohammed Baharoon, Member of the Board of Directors, and Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor took part in the first German-Arab Gulf Dialogue on Security and Cooperation organized by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy and the German-Arab Friendship Group (DAFG). The conference was held on the grounds of the […]

Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor at the Bussola Institute participated in the 22nd annual Arab-German Business Forum organized by the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and held in Berlin, Germany. The event brought together more than 500 participants and over 60 high-ranking speakers reflecting the high degree of interest in fostering Arab-German business relations. Specialized […]

The European Council on Foreign Relations hosted a closed-door roundtable discussion on “Israel and the Middle East’s New Battlelines: What Implications for regional stability” in Brussels on June 18, 2019. Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor to the Bussola Institute participated in the discussions by looking at the extent to which common animosity towards Iran is driving closer relations between Israel and […]

Dr. Christian Koch participated in a day-long program on “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Insights, Views and Developments” organized by the Regional Programme Gulf States of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and held at Villa La Collina/Accademia in Italy. Dr. Koch provided an assessment of the status of Saudi-European relations. Other parts of the conference focused on […]

The East West Institute in Brussels hosted a roundtable discussion on “The JCPOA Crisis and Heightened Tensions between Iran and the United States” to look into the recent tensions in the Gulf region and its consequences. Speaking as part of the program, Julia Gurol from the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) […]

Bussola Institute Secretary-General John Dennehy and Senior Advisor Dr. Christian Koch met with Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institution and ways to operationalize the cooperation. Prof. MacCraith gave an overview of the some of the core areas around which joint research projects and […]

Senior Advisor Dr. Christian Koch lead the discussions at a workshop within the Tafahum project – “Security Roadmap for West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula” on the issue of “Reconstruction efforts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq” held in Rome, Italy. The Tafahum project was launched in September 2018 by the Center for Applied Research in […]

As part of the Bertelsmann project on “Strategies for the European Neighborhood”, Dr. Christian Koch took part in discussion with policy officials in Berlin, Germany regarding the overarching theme of the changing posture of the United States in the Middle and its implication for Europe and regional actors. The work of the project seeks to […]

In the framework of the “Tafahum – Security Roadmap for West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula” project of the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the Gulf Research Center Foundation (GRCF), Dr. Christian Koch participated and led the discussions in the working group the working group on “Regional Economic Development […]

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